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  • Locations: Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Program Terms: Summer
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Health Sciences Program Type: Ithaca College Short-Term
Domestic or Abroad: Study Abroad Program
Program Description:
This course will take place in Malawi, also known as the warm heart of Africa. In this safe and friendly country, students will observe firsthand the effects of poverty on health care. 

Students will learn about traditional medicine as well as current medical practices. There will be opportunities to assist feeding babies at local crisis care nurseries, interact with orphans at the feeding centers and meet students at the University of Malawi. The students will visit hospitals and clinics in the northern region of Malawi. There will also be an opportunity to take a safari on a game preserve.

This unique learning experience will broaden awareness of the interdependence of the world communities!  *Student can choose to take this course for part of Independent Study/Fieldwork/internship.
  • Tentative Program Dates: May 26 - June 11, 2019
  • Informational Meeting: Thursday, February 7th at 4:30 p.m. in the Hammond Health Center Conference Room (check-in at the front desk)
  • Application Due Date: February 15, 2019
  • Announcement of Acceptance: March 1, 2019 (tentative)

ESTIMATED COSTS (based on program costs for summer 2018. Costs for 2019 will be available soon.)
  • International Airfare from JFK: $2,000
  • Tuition: estimated $2,112 (2 summer credits)
  • Program fee: $1,888 (Includes transportation while in Africa, room and board, international student health insurance and field trip fees for a wildlife safari.)
  • Approximate total cost per student: $6,000
Items Not Included in estimated cost: immunizations, antimalarial meds, personal medications. Passport (must be valid, if you need a passport plan on applying soon).
Updated Syllabus - Malawi 2019.pdf (based on previous year's program)
Click here to read IC News article about Ithaca College team providing medical care in Malawi.

For more information contact:
Mary Taylor